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Funeral Directors in Edinburgh

Our funeral directors in Edinburgh are here to help you through every step of the funeral arrangement process. We’re here to support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our funeral directors in Edinburgh are here to help you through every step of the funeral arrangement process. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As lockdown eases and more people can attend funerals, our team in Edinburgh are here to advise and guide you through your options. We’ve been arranging funerals for over 100 years, and we’ll help you plan a funeral to suit your wishes and your budget.

Whether you live in Edinburgh city centre or further out, our Co-op funeral directors are here for you whenever you need us, and we have been for generations.

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We’re here to help

Our funeral directors in Edinburgh are here to guide you through everything you need to do. We’ll help you you with what to do when someone dies, registering a death, and help you arrange a funeral that is fitting for the person who has died.

What to do when someone dies

Your local Co-op funeral director in Edinburgh can guide you through the steps on what you’ll need to decide and do. Whether someone’s died at home, in hospital, in a care home or abroad, or if the death has been reported to the coroner, we can support you through it all.

Read our guide on what to do when someone dies

How to register a death in Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, you need to register someone's death within 8 days unless the circumstances of the death are being investigated by the Procurator Fiscal. Your local funeral director can help you with this process.

To register a death, you’ll need to make an appointment with your local Registrar’s Office. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, this is temporarily being done by phone only, so you will not have to visit the office in person.

For more information and updates, see the Edinburgh City Council website.

To find out more, read our guide to registering a death

The cost of a funeral will depend on the choices you make. This could include what type of funeral you want (for example a direct cremation or burial, or a traditional funeral), the flowers you'd like or the type of hearse you choose.

We have a range of flexible funeral options, which means that if there’s something included in a funeral you don’t want, you may be able to remove it, and the price will be adjusted too.

Your local funeral director in Edinburgh will guide you through all our funerals and help you choose one that suits both your wishes, and your budget.

Third party costs

Where you live will also have an impact on how much a funeral will cost. This is due to costs paid on your behalf by a funeral director for services such as; church fees, cremation fees, burial fees or musicians at the funeral. These are called third party costs (sometimes called disbursements, third party fees or third party charges).

You’ll need to pay for these within 24 hours of making funeral arrangements. To find out how much third party costs may be for a cremation or a burial funeral at your local funeral home in Edinburgh, use our funeral cost calculator to see an estimate of funeral costs in Edinburgh. Your local funeral director in Edinburgh will also be able to give you accurate and up to date third party costs.

Find out more about funeral costs

Help with funeral costs

If you’re struggling to pay for the funeral, don’t worry. The government has support available which you may be eligible for. Read more about government support for funeral costs.

Find your local Edinburgh funeral director

It’s normal to have lots of questions about arranging a funeral. Our dedicated team in Edinburgh will be on hand to guide you through the process whenever you need them. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To find your local funeral director in Edinburgh, use the map further up this page, or type your postcode into our funeral home finder below.

0800 088 4883 (24 hour service)